Bowling: Patrick Taylor, Slidell get 10th wins; PJP, MCA end on high note

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Patrick Taylor wrapped up a 10-win regular season with a 22-5 victory over Belle Chasse in boys/co-ed bowling action Wednesday at Westside Lanes in Harvey.

The Tigers (10-2) entered Wednesday at No. 19 in the unofficial LHSAA power rankings and could move up as many as three spots with the win.

Jadon Lieu led a balanced Patrick Taylor effort with a 537 series, including a 217 final game.

Matthew St. Germain led Belle Chasse (5-6) with a 553 set. The Cardinals end their regular season Thursday against Kenner Discovery.

Slidell 21½, Pearl River 5½: The Tigers closed their regular season at 10-2 after defeating the Rebels at Bowling USA in Slidell.

After taking a slim 5-3 lead after game one, Slidell swept the second game to take control, led by Elyjah White’s 212 game.

White finished with a team-high 600 series. Izaiah Auglair closed with a 208 for a 529 set to pace Pearl River (1-9), which ends its regular season Thursday against St. Augustine.

Pope John Paul II 23, St. Augustine 4: The Jaguars closed out the regular season by defeating the Purple Knights at Bowling USA.

Pope John Paul got off to a fast start, sweeping the opening game behind Jack Kingman’s 228. Kingman led the Jaguars with a 572 series.

Will Sam led St. Augustine (0-10) with a 466 series.

PJP (7-5), despite a winning record, will be on the outside looking in for the playoffs. They entered Wednesday at No. 46 in the unofficial power rankings.

Girls – Mount Carmel 24½, Slidell 2½: The Cubs ended their season by taking down the Tigers at Bowling USA.

Mount Carmel (5-7) was led by Emily Heller’s 444 series. Kiley Saige had a 174 closing game.

Journei Adams’ 120 opening game was the best of the day for Slidell, which finished 0-12.

Thursday’s Matches: The regular season in the New Orleans region ends Thursday with seven boys/co-ed and two girls matches.

Four teams can put the finishing touches on top eight seeds in the state championship. Brother Martin, currently No. 2 in the unofficial power rankings, meets No. 23 Archbishop Rummel at Colonial Lanes. Archbishop Shaw, in a three-way tie at No. 4, hosts De La Salle at Westside, and Jesuit, which sits at No. 8, meets No. 30 Holy Cross at AMF All Star Lanes.

Archbishop Chapelle, the highest ranked local girls team at No. 6, faces another playoff bound team, Cabrini, at Colonial.

The 32-team boys bracket and 16-team girls bracket will be announced Monday, with playoff early rounds slated for March 20-22.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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